Let’s Talk About Sex

I swore that when it came time, I would level with my kids about the birds and the bees. Easier said than done.
EVEN EDUCATED FLEAS DO IT: Sooner or later, probably sooner than you’d like, your kids will want to know where they came from.
Illustration by Daniel Chang

Once upon a time my family was traveling home from our summer camping escapades when my little sister, age four, pointed at a farmer’s field, chirping merrily from the way back of the station wagon: “Why are those cows riding piggyback?”

The resulting cringe from me and my three brothers, our grandmother, and our father did nothing to

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